The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostWed, 23 Jul 2014en-gb(C) 2014 Futurelex LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngBaker Botts beefs up management<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/baker-botts-beefs-up-management-56725058/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/communications.jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker Botts is shoring up its senior management team with a new communications director.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/baker-botts-beefs-up-management-56725058/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:07Duane Morris boosts healthcare team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/duane-morris-boosts--healthcare-team-63061167/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/health1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US firm has hired a top healthcare lawyer to join its New York office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/duane-morris-boosts--healthcare-team-63061167/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:07Irish law firms in grey area with interns<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/irish-law-firms-in-grey-area-with-interns-84647350/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/interns.jpg' border='0'/></a>Irish law firms which recruit interns but do not pay them could end up stuck in a legal grey area about their duties.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/irish-law-firms-in-grey-area-with-interns-84647350/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:07DLA Piper terminated highest number of equity partners in the UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-terminated-highest-number-of-equity-partners-in-the-uk-76676599/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/exit.jpg' border='0'/></a>UK law firms have been dropping equity partners like flies in the last year, according to Legal Week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-terminated-highest-number-of-equity-partners-in-the-uk-76676599/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:07Diamond McCarthy sues ex-partner over Dreier fees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/diamond-mccarthy-sues-ex-partner-over-dreier-fees-21709981/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/suing.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading bankruptcy practice Diamond McCarthy is suing ex-partner Sheila Gowan, seeking some of the US$1.4m that is likely to be paid to her for work in the Dreier law firm bankruptcy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/diamond-mccarthy-sues-ex-partner-over-dreier-fees-21709981/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:07Law firms will close over cuts, warns new President<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-will-close-over-cuts-warns-new-president-89963044/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/old bailey4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Criminal law firms are in for a grim time if the government does not back down on legal aid cuts, warns the new Law Society president.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-will-close-over-cuts-warns-new-president-89963044/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:07Hill Dickinson consults on 39 job posts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hill-dickinson-consults-on-39-job-posts-85494531/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/redundancy3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 180-lawyer, UK-based practice Hill Dickinson has begun consultations on possible job losses for 39 positions in its counter fraud group.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hill-dickinson-consults-on-39-job-posts-85494531/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:07Law Report Group sold on to Mergermarket<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-report-group-sold-on-to-mergermarket-39280464/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New york8.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Law Report Group, New York-based publisher of the Hedge Fund Law Report and The FCPA Report, has been acquired by the Mergermarket Group.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-report-group-sold-on-to-mergermarket-39280464/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:07Tanzanian lawyers must show 'high levels of integrity'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/tanzanian-lawyers-must-show-high-levels-of-integrity-30827911/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Flag1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Tanzanian lawyers must honour the ethics of their trade, a former Minister of Home Affairs says.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/tanzanian-lawyers-must-show-high-levels-of-integrity-30827911/Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:07Texan Bar looks to ease rules for foreign lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/texan-bar-looks-to-ease-rules-for-foreign-lawyers-74063525/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Texas2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Foreign lawyers could be more readily admitted in Texas if new rules come to fruition.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/texan-bar-looks-to-ease-rules-for-foreign-lawyers-74063525/Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:07Winston & Strawn earns US$20m on e-discovery business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/winston--strawn-earns-us$20m-on-e-discovery-business-8840001/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/data5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading litigation law firm Winston & Strawn has made US$20m from its e-discovery service in 2013, its third year of running the facility.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/winston--strawn-earns-us$20m-on-e-discovery-business-8840001/Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:07SEC lagging behind over Dodd-Frank implementation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sec-lagging-behind-over-dodd-frank-implementation-40990784/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Washington7.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Dodd-Frank legislation is still not implemented in full four years after its signing - with the SEC in particular lagging behind.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sec-lagging-behind-over-dodd-frank-implementation-40990784/Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:07Squire Patton to integrate NY and other offices<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/squire-patton-to-integrate-ny-and-other-offices-24122067/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/offices2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The newly merged firm of Squire Patton Boggs is consolidating the offices of its legacy firms in New York, Washington and Riyadh.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/squire-patton-to-integrate-ny-and-other-offices-24122067/Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:07UK lawyers fired after branding clients as thick<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-lawyers-fired-after-branding-clients-as-thick-16425695/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/stupid.jpg' border='0'/></a>Raleys Solicitors has been sacked by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) after referring to a hypothetical client as 'Mr Thikas Toosh Ortplanks' in its training material.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-lawyers-fired-after-branding-clients-as-thick-16425695/Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:07NautaDutilh partner dies in Malaysia plane<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nautadutilh-partner-dies-in-malaysia-plane-25631471/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/malaysian airlines.jpg' border='0'/></a>NautaDutilh patents partner John Allen was one of the 298 people who died when Malaysia Airlines plane 017 went down in East Ukraine.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nautadutilh-partner-dies-in-malaysia-plane-25631471/Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:07Expert witness sector predicts growth for five years<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/expert-witness-sector-predicts-growth-for-five-years-95984459/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/growth2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Accountants, consultants and other specialist expert witnesses are expected to see growth and greater demand each year until 2019, according to IBISWorld.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/expert-witness-sector-predicts-growth-for-five-years-95984459/Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:07Top GM lawyers accused of 'stunning' failures<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-gm-lawyers-accused-of-stunning-failures-98101801/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/gm4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Senior lawyers at General Motors have been criticised by a Senate committee for failing to pass on warnings received four times from other lawyers to the company's senior management.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-gm-lawyers-accused-of-stunning-failures-98101801/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07New Jersey law firm sued by paralegals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/new-jersey-law-firm-sued-by-paralegals-58423516/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/jersey1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Five paralegals have filed a suit, claiming full payment of overtime, against law firm Pasricha & Patel.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/new-jersey-law-firm-sued-by-paralegals-58423516/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Las Vegas lawyer charged over US 'pump and dump' scheme<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/las-vegas-lawyer-charged-over-us-pump-and-dump-scheme-33514858/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/vegas.jpg' border='0'/></a>Kyleen Cane, founder of Cane Clarke LLP, is one of seven people charged by the US attorney's office in Brooklyn in relation to a scheme to inflate share prices artificially.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/las-vegas-lawyer-charged-over-us-pump-and-dump-scheme-33514858/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Parents litigating without lawyers soars in child custody cases<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/parents-litigating-without-lawyers-soars-in-child-custody-cases-73322604/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/divorce11.jpg' border='0'/></a>More than 19,000 parents appeared in civil courts with no lawyer in cases about children because of issues in legal aid.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/parents-litigating-without-lawyers-soars-in-child-custody-cases-73322604/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Dentons switches partner firm in Ghana<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-switches-partner-firm-in-ghana-13098158/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ghana2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons has ended its 12-year relationship with Benti-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah and signed a new one with JLD & MB Legal Consultancy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-switches-partner-firm-in-ghana-13098158/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:07Bingham said to be seeking merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bingham-said-to-be-seeking-merger-65324062/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/boston9.jpg' border='0'/></a>Boston-based, 800-lawyer firm Bingham McCutchen is said to have approached at least four other practices to discuss merger in the last three months.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bingham-said-to-be-seeking-merger-65324062/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Five associates start women's partnership network<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/five-associates-start-womens-partnership-network-26921499/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/lawyer1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Five London associates have started a pre-partnership network for the next generation of female solicitors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/five-associates-start-womens-partnership-network-26921499/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07No partners to leave Charles Russell or Speechly Bircham after merging<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/no-partners-to-leave-charles-russell-or-speechly-bircham-after-merging-32205051/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merge1.jpg' border='0'/></a>No partners are leaving the two UK firms even though they are merging this November.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/no-partners-to-leave-charles-russell-or-speechly-bircham-after-merging-32205051/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07UK top 25 firm created by Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-top-25-firm-created-by-charles-russell-and-speechly-bircham-merger-4259836/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger9.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 170-partner law firm Charles Russell Speechlys will be created, with a total of 500 lawyers, on 1 November.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-top-25-firm-created-by-charles-russell-and-speechly-bircham-merger-4259836/Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:07Legal bills push down Bank of America earnings<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-bills-push-down-bank-of-america-earnings-16027766/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bank of america2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Q2 earnings at Bank of America have fallen 43 per cent as the company put through US$4b in litigation costs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-bills-push-down-bank-of-america-earnings-16027766/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Portuguese lawyers protest court closures<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/portuguese-lawyers-protest-court-closures-39826289/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Portugal.jpg' border='0'/></a>Plans to close at least 230 courts in Portugal from 1 September have led to hundreds of lawyers protesting outside the parliament building in Lisbon.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/portuguese-lawyers-protest-court-closures-39826289/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07PLMJ signs up Madeira law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/plmj-signs-up-madeira-law-firm-2420026/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/madiera.jpg' border='0'/></a>PLMJ, one of Portugal's leading law firms, has signed its fifth partner agreement with a local firm in Portugal, this time in Madeira.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/plmj-signs-up-madeira-law-firm-2420026/Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:07Over a third of clients use internet to find lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/over-a-third-of-clients-use-internet-to-find-lawyers-29388619/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/google16.jpg' border='0'/></a>A survey of consumers has found that 38 per cent in the US and 36 per cent in the UK use the internet to find a lawyer if they need one.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/over-a-third-of-clients-use-internet-to-find-lawyers-29388619/Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:07Greek investors file notice of lawsuit against Cyprus<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greek-investors-file-notice-of-lawsuit-against-cyprus-79324497/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cyprus1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A group of Greek investors has filed a notice of dispute against the Republic of Cyprus following the Cyprus financial crisis.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greek-investors-file-notice-of-lawsuit-against-cyprus-79324497/Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:07Asia is major business challenge for top law firms, says Simmons<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/asia-is-major-business-challenge-for-top-law-firms-says-simmons-10379828/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Asia2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Simmons & Simmons managing partner Jeremy Hoyland says that Asia is likely to be the top business challenge for leading law practices for the next couple of years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/asia-is-major-business-challenge-for-top-law-firms-says-simmons-10379828/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Dewey defendants point to 'voracious greed' of partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dewey-defendants-point-to-voracious-greed-of-partners-47786253/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/greed.jpg' border='0'/></a>Three former senior managers at failed practice Dewey & LeBoeuf have cited an alleged 'voracious greed' among some partners as a major factor in the firm's collapse.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dewey-defendants-point-to-voracious-greed-of-partners-47786253/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Polish firm calls for Bitcoin protections<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/polish-firm-calls-for-bitcoin-protections-26323233/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Warsaw1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Warsaw-based Wardynski & Partners is urging the government to introduce new regulations to give some protection to users of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/polish-firm-calls-for-bitcoin-protections-26323233/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Bowman Gilfillan merges with Durban shipping boutique<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bowman-gilfillan-merges-with-durban-shipping-boutique-3612596/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shipping1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Big Five South African legal practice Bowman Gilfillan is boosting its transport practice by merging in the three-partner shipping firm Velden Pike Nichols.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bowman-gilfillan-merges-with-durban-shipping-boutique-3612596/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:07UK banks under spotlight over fake law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uk-banks-under-spotlight-over-fake-law-firms-96546704/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/debt4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Banks which have sent out letters to customers pretending that they were from made-up law firms have been asked to provide more data on the practice to a parliamentary committee.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uk-banks-under-spotlight-over-fake-law-firms-96546704/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:07Corporate life is as stressful as BigLaw<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/corporate-life-is-as-stressful-as-biglaw-8173139/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/stress3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Corporate lawyers work in a 'faced-paced' environment, often with as many hours as their BigLaw peers and with a relentlessly demanding client.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/corporate-life-is-as-stressful-as-biglaw-8173139/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:07In-house lawyers failed GM, says GC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-lawyers-failed-gm-says-gc-81029892/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/senate.jpg' border='0'/></a>The general counsel of GM has made a statement to a Senate subcommittee on the mistakes made by his legal department over the ignition-switch recall.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-lawyers-failed-gm-says-gc-81029892/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:07Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-31313142/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dc7.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up on moves across the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-31313142/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:07Growth of in-house legal teams affecting law firm work<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/growth-of-in-house-legal-teams-affecting-law-firm-work-72799903/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/lawyers.jpg' border='0'/></a>As in-house counsel teams across Australasia are growing due to a market that is more focused on risk and liability, the type of work law firms see is changing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/growth-of-in-house-legal-teams-affecting-law-firm-work-72799903/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:07BDGC Associés appoints Linklaters M&A team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bdgc-associés-appoints-linklaters-ma-team-63518056/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/france1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The French firm has appointed its eighth partner, who is Linklaters M&A partner Marc Loy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bdgc-associés-appoints-linklaters-ma-team-63518056/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:07Canadian lawyer hikes Kilimanjaro three times<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-lawyer-hikes-kilimanjaro-three-times-20478645/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/kili.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Canadian lawyer is on his third hike around Mount Kilmanjaro in an endeavour to raise money for an African charity.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-lawyer-hikes-kilimanjaro-three-times-20478645/Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:07FT raises questions about listed law firm Quindell<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ft-raises-questions-about-listed-law-firm-quindell-47020270/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/software1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Financial Times has raised various questions about the way Quindell - which it calls 'in very large part a listed law firm' has reported its results.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ft-raises-questions-about-listed-law-firm-quindell-47020270/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07CC litigation head in China jumps to Clyde & Co<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cc-litigation-head-in-china-jumps-to-clyde--co-29325630/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/beijing11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Patrick Zheng, head of litigation and arbitration for Clifford Chance in China, is leaving to join Clyde & Co as managing partner of the Beijing office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cc-litigation-head-in-china-jumps-to-clyde--co-29325630/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07ABA challenges tax change proposals for law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aba-challenges-tax-change-proposals-for-law-firms-38741056/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tax8.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms with turnover of US$10m or above may be forced to pay tax on income due to them, even if it has not been received, under two tax bills which the ABA is opposing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aba-challenges-tax-change-proposals-for-law-firms-38741056/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07US consumer body sues debt collection law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-consumer-body-sues-debt-collection-law-firm-35994693/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/debt3.jpg' border='0'/></a>A debt collection law firm which works on behalf of JP Morgan and Bank of America has been sued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-consumer-body-sues-debt-collection-law-firm-35994693/Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:07Baker & McKenzie open 76th office in Brisbane<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker--mckenzie-open-76th-office-in-brisbane-38958153/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/brisbane3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm has expanded to Brisbane to increase their Australian coverage.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker--mckenzie-open-76th-office-in-brisbane-38958153/Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:07Former White House lawyer convicted of attempted murder<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-white-house-lawyer-convicted-of-attempted-murder-8210398/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_70492273.jpg' border='0'/></a>John Michael Farren, a White House lawyer during both Bush administrations, has been convicted of the attempted murder of his ex-wife, a former Skadden Arps lawyer, in 2010.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-white-house-lawyer-convicted-of-attempted-murder-8210398/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Competition rises to lure top lawyers in Scotland<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/competition-rises-to-lure-top-lawyers-in-scotland-46900525/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Scotland5.jpg' border='0'/></a>The legal market is rebounding so strongly that demand is growing for top lawyers and their teams in Scotland.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/competition-rises-to-lure-top-lawyers-in-scotland-46900525/Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:07Law firms start suing over bad online reviews<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-start-suing-over-bad-online-reviews-23128173/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ratings3.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Texas firm has begun a lawsuit against a former client which, according to the firm, made 'disparaging and blatantly false statements' about his relationship with the firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-start-suing-over-bad-online-reviews-23128173/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Tensions grow between Chinese state and lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/tensions-grow-between-chinese-state-and-lawyers-53249234/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/China20.jpg' border='0'/></a>Relations between the Chinese nascent legal profession and state enforcement agencies are rising as access is denied to the lawyers to visit clients in some political cases, according to Radio Free Asia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/tensions-grow-between-chinese-state-and-lawyers-53249234/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Jones Day leads on mid-market deals for H1 2014<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jones-day-leads-on-mid-market-deals-for-h1-2014-31094677/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tables.jpg' border='0'/></a>As the value of all mid-market deals in the world went up 17per cent US&pound;399b, Jones Day took the number one slot, followed by DLA Piper (in terms of number of deals) and Latham & Watkins (by volume).http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jones-day-leads-on-mid-market-deals-for-h1-2014-31094677/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Quinn Emanuel to open in Houston after boutique raid<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quinn-emanuel-to-open-in-houston-after-boutique-raid-90650005/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/houston3.jpg' border='0'/></a>David Gerger, co-founder of litigation boutique practice Gerger & Clarke, is to become managing partner in the new Houston office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quinn-emanuel-to-open-in-houston-after-boutique-raid-90650005/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Wachtell Lipton tops poll for associates pay<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wachtell-lipton-tops-poll-for-associates-pay-44343654/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dollars23.jpg' border='0'/></a>US associates have voted on the top US law firms to work for with Wachtell Lipton getting top marks for pay and Paul Hastings overall best.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wachtell-lipton-tops-poll-for-associates-pay-44343654/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Facebook generation protect social media content<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/facebook-generation-protect-social-media-content-2700541/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/social media7.jpg' border='0'/></a>Social media issues are having an impact on divorce cases with prenuptial agreements now featuring 'lifestyle clauses.'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/facebook-generation-protect-social-media-content-2700541/Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:07Too many lawyers add to law firm woes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/too-many-lawyers-add-to-law-firm-woes-77429465/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/toomanylawyers.jpg' border='0'/></a>A combination of too many lawyers, greater information on law firms and more alternative legal services has made life much more difficult for BigLaw.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/too-many-lawyers-add-to-law-firm-woes-77429465/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:07Greenberg Traurig swipes Dickstein Shapiro policy team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greenberg-traurig-swipes-dickstein-shapiro-policy-team-29407793/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/uswash.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dickstein Shapiro has lost part of its Washington team to Greenberg Traurig which is looking to strengthen its public policy and law group.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greenberg-traurig-swipes-dickstein-shapiro-policy-team-29407793/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:07Freshfields highlights cyber threat to M&A deals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-highlights-cyber-threat-to-ma-deals-54848414/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cybersecurity1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Deal makers may be ignoring the risk that cyber issues represent to M&A transactions, according to research and analysis carried out by Freshfields.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-highlights-cyber-threat-to-ma-deals-54848414/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:07Slater & Gordon offers shares scheme to employees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/slater--gordon-offers-shares-scheme-to-employees-94602502/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ozstockex.jpg' border='0'/></a>Slater & Gordon is introducing a share scheme in Australia and the UK through which it will match the investment of each employee up to A$500 or &pound;375 with a contribution of its own.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/slater--gordon-offers-shares-scheme-to-employees-94602502/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:07Summer bonuses at Cahill Gordon US$15k<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/summer-bonuses-at-cahill-gordon-us$15k-22967769/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bonus2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Associates at New York-based Cahill Gordon will be getting summer bonuses of between US$5,000 and US$15,000 depending on seniority.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/summer-bonuses-at-cahill-gordon-us$15k-22967769/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:07Maclay Murray considers joining Scottish merger trail<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/maclay-murray-considers-joining-scottish-merger-trail-14732592/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Scottish flagtwo.jpg' border='0'/></a>As consolidation sweeps the Scottish legal market, leading practice Maclay Murray & Spens is also considering a combination.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/maclay-murray-considers-joining-scottish-merger-trail-14732592/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:07Duo leave UGGC for Freshfields in Paris<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/duo-leave-uggc-for-freshfields-in-paris-72030223/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/parisarc.jpg' border='0'/></a>M&A specialist Pascal Squercioni and colleague Antoine Gabizon, a tax lawyer, are leaving UGGC to join the Paris Freshfields office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/duo-leave-uggc-for-freshfields-in-paris-72030223/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:07Shearman & Sterling traded for Stephenson Harwood in case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shearman--sterling-traded-for-stephenson-harwood-in-case-17574011/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/trade.jpg' border='0'/></a>Shearman & Sterling has lost a litigation mandate after Robert Tchenguiz traded the US firm for Stephenson Harwood in a &pound;300m case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shearman--sterling-traded-for-stephenson-harwood-in-case-17574011/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:07Saudi human rights lawyer sentenced to 15 years<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/saudi-human-rights-lawyer-sentenced-to-15-years-85385165/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/saudi3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Specialized Criminal Court in Jiddah has sentenced Waleed Abul-Khair to 15 years in jail for 'undermining the regime and officials' and 'inciting public opinion'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/saudi-human-rights-lawyer-sentenced-to-15-years-85385165/Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:07Law graduates finding work more easily in big law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-graduates-finding-work-more-easily-in-big-law-firms-36244063/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/law grad2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law school graduates are finding work easier in larger law firms compared to the past couple of yearshttp://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-graduates-finding-work-more-easily-in-big-law-firms-36244063/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:07New Zealand Law Society admonishes legal journalists<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-zealand-law-society-admonishes-legal-journalists-5350507/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/journalist.jpg' border='0'/></a>New Zealand Law Society President Chris Moore thinks it's time to reconsider how journalists cover justice matters.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-zealand-law-society-admonishes-legal-journalists-5350507/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:07Law firm scams spread through Mississippi<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-scams-spread-through-mississippi-79468451/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mississippi.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Attorney General of the state of Mississippi has issued a warning about scams being carried out by falsely using the name of a local law firm, an issue also being faced in the UK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-scams-spread-through-mississippi-79468451/Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:07Law firms take over from NASA on space law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-take-over-from-nasa-on-space-law-90132746/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/nasa1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Private law firms are becoming more involved in working out the space law issues which used to be settled by foreign ministries and diplomats, according to Del Smith of Jones Day.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-take-over-from-nasa-on-space-law-90132746/Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:07BlackBerry reaches 74pc of top UK law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/blackberry-reaches-74pc-of-top-uk-law-firms-90602736/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/blackberry1.jpg' border='0'/></a>BlackBerry is claiming that 74 per cent of the top 31 UK law firms have either begun using or are considering its BES 10 product which enables users to separate their work and personal use on the phones.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/blackberry-reaches-74pc-of-top-uk-law-firms-90602736/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07US firms prepare to increase partner numbers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-firms-prepare-to-increase-partner-numbers-3326982/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/citibank3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms are expecting to increase the numbers of senior lawyers in their ranks, according to a survey.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-firms-prepare-to-increase-partner-numbers-3326982/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07MoFo sets up Europe managing structure<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mofo-sets-up-europe-managing-structure-76095885/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/expansion2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Morrison & Foerster has appointed a managing partner for its offices in Europe, some nine months after opening in Berlin.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mofo-sets-up-europe-managing-structure-76095885/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07Gibraltar lawyers go to jail over &pound;40m fraud<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gibraltar-lawyers-go-to-jail-over-40m-fraud-8175320/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Gibraltar.jpg' border='0'/></a>The three brothers who ran collapsed law firm Marrache & Co have been sentenced for their part in a scam which saw clients losing &pound;40 million.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gibraltar-lawyers-go-to-jail-over-40m-fraud-8175320/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07New York lawyers groups spend US$1.15m on lobbying<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-york-lawyers-groups-spend-us$115m-on-lobbying-2748081/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/newyork1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Two organisations representing lawyers have spent record amounts lobbying against proposals in New York state which could reduce awards in civil cases.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-york-lawyers-groups-spend-us$115m-on-lobbying-2748081/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07Weil Gotshal tops private equity league<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/weil-gotshal-tops-private-equity-league-66905351/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/privateeq.jpg' border='0'/></a>Weil Gotshal & Manges leads the Bloomberg H1 private equity tables for this year, followed by Latham & Watkins and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/weil-gotshal-tops-private-equity-league-66905351/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07Aussie firm moves to fixed fees in all services<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/aussie-firm-moves-to-fixed-fees-in-all-services-70195812/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/oz10.jpg' border='0'/></a>A leading Australian practice, RMB Lawyers, is switching to offer fixed fees across all its services.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/aussie-firm-moves-to-fixed-fees-in-all-services-70195812/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07Magic Circle firms see six per cent profitability hike<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/magic-circle-firms-see-six-per-cent-profitability-hike-79709557/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/profitincrease.jpg' border='0'/></a>Profits have risen by an average of six per cent in the Magic Circle law firms in 2013/14, increasing the gap between them and the next tier of law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/magic-circle-firms-see-six-per-cent-profitability-hike-79709557/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07Asia Pacific companies worry over reputation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/asia-pacific-companies-worry-over-reputation-34860329/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/reputation.jpg' border='0'/></a>A global survey showed that the majority of those in Asia Pacific think reputational damage will be the most important issue over the next two years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/asia-pacific-companies-worry-over-reputation-34860329/Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:07Microsoft GC attacks secrecy of surveillance court<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/microsoft-gc-attacks-secrecy-of-surveillance-court-95798653/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Microsfot.jpg' border='0'/></a>Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel, has said that the secretive US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court does not use an 'approach inclined to promote justice'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/microsoft-gc-attacks-secrecy-of-surveillance-court-95798653/Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:07Highly engaged in-house lawyers earn 63pc more<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/highly-engaged-in-house-lawyers-earn-63pc-more-96225249/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/money13.jpg' border='0'/></a>Highly-engaged Australian in-house lawyers earn an average of A$275,000 a year, compared to an average of A$168,000 for those who are not engaged.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/highly-engaged-in-house-lawyers-earn-63pc-more-96225249/Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:07Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-70447154/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sears.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up on moves across the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-70447154/Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:07Madonna excused from jury duty for being a distraction<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/madonna-excused-from-jury-duty-for-being-a-distraction-42686288/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/madonna.jpg' border='0'/></a>The singer was excused early from jury duty because her presence would have been a distraction.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/madonna-excused-from-jury-duty-for-being-a-distraction-42686288/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07Mid-sized firm outperform larger practices in the UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mid-sized-firm-outperform-larger-practices-in-the-uk-58465447/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/costlyaccess1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Medium-sized firms saw revenue growth of six per cent in the UK, double the level of larger firms with 25 partners or more, according to a survey by accounts MHA.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mid-sized-firm-outperform-larger-practices-in-the-uk-58465447/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07Malaysian firm expands into Laos<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/malaysian-firm-expands-into-laos-24375661/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/laos.jpg' border='0'/></a>Zicolaw has expanded into Laos by adding a firm in Vientiane to its network.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/malaysian-firm-expands-into-laos-24375661/Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:07Ashurt's PEP increases by 22 per cent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurts-pep-increases-by-22-per-cent-26938106/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/increase1.jpg' border='0'/></a>After merging with Australian outfit Blake Dawson, PEP has grown by 22 per cent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurts-pep-increases-by-22-per-cent-26938106/Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:07Murder trial to start for ex-White House lawyer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/murder-trial-to-start-for-ex-white-house-lawyer-35115972/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/white house4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Former White House lawyer John Farren is to be tried in absentia for the alleged attempted murder of Mary Farren, his then wife who had been a lawyer at Skadden, Arps.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/murder-trial-to-start-for-ex-white-house-lawyer-35115972/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07US law school classes at smallest since the 1970s<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-school-classes-at-smallest-since-the-1970s-24988435/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/law school3.jpg' border='0'/></a>US law schools admitted just 39,675 students this year, an 11 per cent fall on the previous year, and the smallest number since the 1970s.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-school-classes-at-smallest-since-the-1970s-24988435/Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:07Buchanan Ingersoll negotiates flat fee on e-discovery<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/buchanan-ingersoll-negotiates-flat-fee-on-e-discovery-76419646/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/e disc.jpg' border='0'/></a>US law firm Buchanan Ingersoll believes it has saved clients thousands of dollars because of a flat-rate fee it has negotiated with its e-discovery provider.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/buchanan-ingersoll-negotiates-flat-fee-on-e-discovery-76419646/Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:07False brands lead to law firm failure<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/false-brands-lead-to-law-firm-failure-22254474/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/fail.jpg' border='0'/></a>More than 1,000 partners have lost their livelihood in over 12 leading firms which have gone extinct in the last seven years, and the cause could be a faulty brand.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/false-brands-lead-to-law-firm-failure-22254474/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07Law firm 'blame game' over US$456b bridge deal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-blame-game-over--us$456b-bridge-deal-30319755/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/kenyachina.jpg' border='0'/></a>A war of words has broken out between a Kenyan law firm and its client, a Chinese construction company, over the loss of a multi-billion contract to build a pipeline in Kenya.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-blame-game-over--us$456b-bridge-deal-30319755/Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:07DoJ ready for more criminal actions against banks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/doj-ready-for-more-criminal-actions-against-banks-95196598/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bankscrime.jpg' border='0'/></a>The new head of the US Department of Justice's criminal division is promising to be 'appropriately aggressive' and to bring further 'timely' cases against financial institutions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/doj-ready-for-more-criminal-actions-against-banks-95196598/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07Hogan Lovells joins forces with Mexico's BSTL<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovells-joins-forces-with-mexicos-bstl-39994413/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/samerica.jpg' border='0'/></a>The global firm has been beefing up its coverage in the Latin American marketplace with the latest move giving it a team of 70 lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovells-joins-forces-with-mexicos-bstl-39994413/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07Cleary Gottlieb in the spotlight over BNP Paribas<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cleary-gottlieb-in-the-spotlight-over-bnp-paribas-5951593/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bnp2.jpg' border='0'/></a>US law firm Cleary Gottlieb and JP Morgan have found themselves unwittingly caught up in the BNP Paribas debacle although neither have been accused of wrongdoing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cleary-gottlieb-in-the-spotlight-over-bnp-paribas-5951593/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07Nigerian human rights lawyer assassinated<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nigerian-human-rights-lawyer-assassinated-89796212/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/lagos3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Olakunie Fadipe, a former member of the National Human Rights Commission, was killed by a lone attacker who forced his way into his home in the state of Lagos.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nigerian-human-rights-lawyer-assassinated-89796212/Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:07HK law firms sitting on cash mountains for clients<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hk-law-firms-sitting-on-cash-mountains-for-clients-90372645/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/propertytax.jpg' border='0'/></a>Delays in passing a new property tax have meant that Hong Kong law firms have been accumulating huge amounts of unpaid property taxes on behalf of clients since February 2013.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hk-law-firms-sitting-on-cash-mountains-for-clients-90372645/Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:07Squire Patton ties in Tokyo boutique<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/squire-patton-ties-in-tokyo-boutique-47189868/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tokyo8.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 1,500-lawyer newly merged Squire Patton Boggs has tied up with five-partner Tokyo-based Mamiya Law Offices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/squire-patton-ties-in-tokyo-boutique-47189868/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07Former Sidley partner hearing over faked receipts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-sidley-partner-hearing-over-faked-receipts-54189957/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/expenses.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper is monitoring the billeable hours and expenses of a former Sidley partner who fabricated taxi receipts to the tune of $69,000,http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-sidley-partner-hearing-over-faked-receipts-54189957/Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07Former Paul, Weiss partner's penthouse on sale for $15m<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-paul-weiss-partners-penthouse-on-sale-for-$15m-62649850/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/manhattan5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Arthur Liman's River House penthouse is selling in Manhattan for $15 million.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-paul-weiss-partners-penthouse-on-sale-for-$15m-62649850/Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:07No comfort for law firms in age verdict<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/no-comfort-for-law-firms-in-age-verdict-58857848/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/retirement.jpg' border='0'/></a>A managing partner at a law firm has lost his case claiming the fixed age to retire at 65 is discriminatory but law firms cannot take comfort from the ruling.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/no-comfort-for-law-firms-in-age-verdict-58857848/Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:07The dark art of cloud computing<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/the-dark-art-of-cloud-computing-65539989/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/IT2.jpg' border='0'/></a>No IT system is ever 100 per cent secure, according to 'Black Dragon', an ex-hacker who reveals the dark side of the web.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/the-dark-art-of-cloud-computing-65539989/Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:07Lawyers urge against Cypriot bank mortage discount offers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-urge-against-cypriot-bank-mortage-discount-offers-62854281/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mortgage.jpg' border='0'/></a>Cypriot property investors alleging they were mis-sold Swiss franc mortgages have been advised not to accept discounted mortgage settlements by their lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-urge-against-cypriot-bank-mortage-discount-offers-62854281/Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:07Law firm insurers see rise in claims over US$50m<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-insurers-see-rise-in-claims-over-us$50m-5838589/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/malpractice1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The malpractice insurance sector for law firms may have seen a post-recession dip in the volume of claims but the number of large claims, over US$50m, is still rising.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-insurers-see-rise-in-claims-over-us$50m-5838589/Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:07